President | Executive Director |
Member of the Board of Directors
Native of Kernersville. Attended Kerwin Christian School and then Wake Forest University as a business major. After playing days ended, returned to Winston-Salem State University to gain teaching degree. Has taught high school social studies in Winston-Salem/Forsyth and Guilford County schools for more than 15 years and has coached baseball for over 25 years. Currently teaches AP World, AP US History, Civics & Economics and Sociology at Kearns Academy. Currently coaches at High Point Central High School, the Golden Spikes 16U at the NC Baseball Academy and for Region 5 Powerade State Games team.
"Several years ago I questioned how big of an difference, as a coach, I am really making on the game of baseball but even more importantly on the kids who are playing and the kids who would play if they had more access to the game. Touch Em All is the result of that question. There are so many life lessons to be learned through playing baseball and softball. Unfortunately, the opportunities to do so are being based less on the ability to PLAY and more so on the ability to PAY. TEA is tasked to focus more on the ability and desire of youth to play baseball and softball. The "amateur" is being taken out of amateur youth sports because it's becoming a big business for adults. This is leaving many kids and athletes out of the game, literally."